This musical thriller is considered to be one of Stephen Sondheim's masterpieces. Director John Doyle received the 2006 Tony Award® for Best Direction of a Musical for his work on Sweeney Todd. The legendary demon barber, who had been wrongly imprisoned, is hell-bent on seeking revenge. He teams up with his enterprising neighbor in a delicious plot to slice their way through London's upper crust society. Justice will be served, along with a blend of Grand Guignol, sly humor, musical and lyrical eloquence, and the tastiest meat pies in all of London.
In Doyle's spare and hypnotic interpretation, 10 cast members are assembled on a single set and do double duty as actors and orchestra, most of them playing multiple instruments.